Amanda Peet Biography

Birthday: 1972-01-11
Place of Birth: New York City, New York
Height: 5' 7" (1.70 m)
Wiki Biography: Amanda Peet grew up in New York with her older sister and their parents; Charles, a lawyer; and Penny, a social worker. She made an unconventional stage debut at the age of three, when she jumped onto the stage during a play. Yet, despite this early start, she later studied acting more as a hobby than anything else. She studied history at Columbia University, where a drama professor convinced her to audition for acting teacher Uta Hagen, with whom she later went on to study for a four-year period. During this time, she participated in the off-Broadway revival of Clifford Odets's "Awake and Sing." She supported herself during the audition phase of her career by working as a waitress and with the residual checks she received from a Skittles candy commercial. Perseverance and hard work paid off, and, in 1995, she was cast in a guest-starring role on the hit series "Law & Order" (1990). Her feature film debut came in 1995 with the movie Animal Room (1995). For a while afterward, Amanda continued to find steady work but also found herself appearing in a depressingly large number of indie films that were never picked up for distribution. She did, however, meet her boyfriend Brian Van Holt on the set of indie movie Whipped (2000). Her turn as the ditzy hit-woman with the heart of gold in the hit comedy The Whole Nine Yards (2000), opposite Bruce Willis, took her from supporting role status to leading lady. That same year she was voted one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World by "People" Magazine.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
Changing Lanes Cynthia Delano Banek 2002 Drama
Identity Paris 2006 - 2006 Mystery
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Jordan McDeere 2006 - 2007 Comedy
Gulliver's Travels Darcy Silverman 2010 Adventure
F1 36 Joan 2013 Action
Brockmire Jules James 8 episodes, 2017 2019 Comedy
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Ex Sofia Kowalski 1997
Grind Patty 1997 Drama
Southie 1998 0, 0
1999 Nicole 1998 Comedy, Drama
Body Shots 1999 0
Simply Irresistible 1999 Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Jump Lisa 1999 Comedy
Touch Me Bridgette 1999 Drama, Romance
Whipped Mia 2000 Biography
The Whole Nine Yards Jill St. Claire 2000 0
Takedown 2000 0, Game Show, Comedy
Saving Silverman 2001 0, Comedy
Two Ninas Nina Harris 2001 Romance, Comedy
Igby Goes Down Rachel 2002 0
Changing Lanes Cynthia Delano Banek 2002 Comedy, Game Show
High Crimes Jackie 2002 Crime, Drama, Mystery
Identity Paris 2003 Game Show
Something's Gotta Give Marin Barry 2003 Biography, 0
The Whole Ten Yards Jill 2004 Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Melinda and Melinda Susan 2004 Comedy, Drama
Syriana Julie Woodman 2005 0, Game Show
A Lot Like Love Emily Friehl 2005 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Griffin & Phoenix Sarah Phoenix 2006
Griffin & Phoenix Phoenix 2007 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Martian Child Harlee 2007 Drama, Family
What Doesn't Kill You Stacy 2008 0, Comedy, 0
$5 a Day Maggie 2008 0
The X-Files: I Want to Believe ASAC Dakota Whitney 2008 Drama, Mystery, Sci Fi
2012 Kate Curtis 2009 0
Battle for Terra Maria Montez 2009 Animation, Action, Adventure
Gulliver's Travels Darcy Silverman 2010
Please Give Mary 2010 0
Identity Thief Trish Patterson 2013 Comedy, Crime
The Way Way Back Joan 2013 Comedy, Drama